70 - AI science achieves semi-sentient algorithms. Whilst not yet sophont or capable of human equivalent general intelligence these programs were capable of impressive feats in specific fields.
90 - First human equivalent artificial intelligence (AI) developed on distributed supercomputer clusters. For a while classification as human equivalent was doubtful as the AI were quite toposophically different to baselines, this hindered effective communication.
90's - Cyborg augmentations developed that allow domestic animals to understand aspects of basic human speech.
94 - First convincing dinosaur 'reverse engineered' by modifying chicken DNA. It is the size of a turkey and does not resemble any known species.
102 - After twelve years of exhaustive experimentation with AI and human intelligence augmentation the first AI with superior intelligence in all areas is created and quickly dubs itself a 'superturing'.
160 - Superbright human tweaks born in increasing numbers; these do not represent a new species, however, since they are very diverse and do not yet breed true.
175 - First truly different human clade revealed (The Merpeople).
185 - First human equivalent autonomous moravec robots (vecs); before this date independently mobile robots were limited to sub-human intelligence by law. Limits to processor capability result in these early vecs being of considerable size, comparable to terrestrial megafauna.
212 - First partially provolved animal species revealed (sapient bonobo). Over several generations of bonobo intelligence is raised to human adult level, along with language capabilities. The project is very controversial, not least due to the many bonobos inflicted with mental disabilities in the course of developing the techniques.
384 - A group of merpeople petition the UN suggesting that the oceans should no longer be regarded as the property of the world community, but rather as the nation of the merpeople. This is unsuccessful, and prejudice against tweak humans and other genetically modified sophonts increases among unmodified, baseline humans.
400 - Fully provolved Siberoo individuals occupy executive positions in certain polar research facilitiies
400-500 - Some small independent colonies of sapientchimps and sapientbonobos established in Solsys away from Old Earth
410 - Rat provolves developed at the Rat Barrel. Among these clade Raffin will be numerous and robust enough to survive the Technocalypse.
c. 530+ - Dolphin provolves survive only on Old Earth, Okeanos Habitat, and surviving Genetekker orbitals. Old Earth dolphins are cut off from other Terragens, and Genetekker dolphins merge their lines with other Genen, but Okeanos Habitat's Neo-dolphins will go on to found many clades.
1432 - Hwiii, the first pure dolphin colony world founded on Zeta Tucanae II. The original settlers had destroyed themselves when the cometary bombardment they used to add water to the planet. The planet was later recolonized.
1499 Bitenic Squid start to accelerate their own provolution.
5603 - Atrocities committed by Deorvyn and eir copies against the multiple provolve and other biont clades e created in the Newlife system are revealed; clades Kanumae and Keruing are among the survivors and spread into the rest of the Terragen sphere.